25 April 2009

Yes, I'm still around...

Well, it's been a tough couple of years and it's been almost that long since my last post.

I lost my mom to colon cancer last year, and have not been dealing well with life. Yesterday was actually the 1-yr anniversary. Curiously enough, I finally had a burst of creativity this morning and finished painting the 4th wall of "antique red" in my home office (which had been sitting at only 3 walls done for the last 3 months)... and then went on to paint a "french tarragon" green accent wall in the dining room, and then test out "jasmine white" paint in the kitchen on the cabinet doors.

The Etsy storefront has been highly neglected. I haven't made much new stuff lately. Let's hope that changes soon. http://myristica.etsy.com

In October 2007, I bought a "real" (brick-and-mortar) business. That's been using up a lot of my time and energy (and money -- still waiting for it to turn a profit)... but it's also a venue where some of my handmade goods are available (esp. handspun yarns and crocheted Victorian-style toques).

Many of you were following this blog for beekeeping updates. The honey bees made it through the first winter, but after I saw no activity last week with the warmer weather arriving, I opened the hive and found they didn't make it through this winter. It's a shame -- they were a lot of fun to have around. I'm not going to try again this year, though. We'll see what next year brings.

If I get my way, my boys and I may very well be moving to Newfoundland. We'll see.

I'm going to keep this blog for just Etsy stuff. If you want to peek at our regular day-to-day adventures, you are welcome to see the new blog I just started: http://newfoundland-dreams.blogspot.com
Initially, it is focusing on homeschool, as that's our newest drama. I expect it to be about a little bit of everything, though, really.

Sorry it's been so long. Hope to see that you're all still around, too!
Take care! :)